from FX: Patty goes to extremes to win her case against UNR, as Ellen's season long quest for revenge builds to an explosive conclusion.
Anyone care to hazard a guess if we're left hanging with a great big question for Season 3?
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About the only 'real' cliffhanger they left for fans after Season 1 was whether Ellen was gonna take Patty down...It was assumed Frobisher was dead.
They seem to have approached tying up a lot less things this season...The UNR lawsuit doesn't appear to be anywhere near resolution, Ellen being hunted by Frobisher's men, Purcell being 'outted' for being involved with his wife's death and whether it's really Patty that gets killed...A lot still ahead for even the 1 1/2 hour Finale.
I suspect if they leave any kind of cliffhanger it'd be about whether Patty lives if she indeed is shot...A bit less of a shock if she does compared to Frobisher living, IMHO.
If I had to guess, I'd say whether or not Ellen & Patty continue working together...Feels like the writers have spent so much time with double twists etc. that they haven't really moved the story along THAT much....Seems like they have a lot of ground to cover in the Finale although I think they did similar in the Season 1 Finale too.
I hope we don't have to wait more than a year for the series to return for Season 3, either.
Terrific! They brought back Ray and Arthur!! Loved all the conclusions and surprises and how they were able to wrap it all up.
Arthur's brief appearance - why did they show it? Was it a catch up with Arthur time, or perhaps are they looking to set up something for next season? I really hope so.
Wasn't much of William Hurt after his mindblowing performance last week, but with everything else, I could live with it. It looks like maybe some characters could be coming back season, namely Wes. I... to be honest... believed he was the one to get shot and although he was in the next room, he didn't take the bullet, nor did anyone else. I guess Ellen really didn't have it in her. Funny how Patty, stabbed and having a gun pointed to her head, still tried to use her wit to manipulate Ellen into taking the bribe with Judge Oliver. I was surprised she went for it.
Great episode and can't wait to see what they come up with for season 2!
|I like the finale but are they friends now?. I mean the 3rd season looks like is not going to be a Patty VS Ellen season.|
I think that Ellen will head back to work with Patty, I love the finale. And more over KEEP ON WALKING by JEM just became my fav. song.
I think that Ellen will become like more like Patty. And God will give her strenght to keeep on walking keeeeep on keep on keep on walking.
Eh...I thought it was a great finale, but i had some problems with it.
1) Patty's dream. All the men in her life that she screwed over came back to haunt her. But the dream wasn't effective enough, especially when Ellen showed up in the kitchen. It wouldve made more for a dramatic effect had Ellen stabbed her in the back in the dream after saying "Trust no one", which would explain more as to how Patty figured out Ellen was the FBI informant upon waking up.
2)The showdown. I agree, when Ellen confronted Patty in the hotel room I was pissing my pants. (Rose Byrn is a phenomenal actress btw. The way she was teasing the camera, drinking her wine and waving the gun in Patty's face. "And who knows? Maybe the truth will set you free." Just phenomenal. Gave me chills. And Glen Close really knows how to play terrified.) I think I shi t t ed my pants when Patty finally admitted to trying to kill her. i couldnt figure out y she was so shaken up though till, of course, later. But SPOILER: The guy stabbing her? Uh...They should've hinted at that just a bit more so we could suspect something odd. Very choppy editing too. And where did West run to? I thought he entered Ellen's room, where Patty was flipping out from her wound. Didnt he see her leave?
3) The Resolution. Okay, I'm glad the bad guys lost. I wasnt sure how Tom was in on it, or was he? The whole Patty recording her illegal conversation with the guy is the oldest trick in the book. I wouldve expected more from a brilliant mind like Patty. And then the arrest of the two season villains (forgot their names). Uh..correct me if I'm wrong but we've invested a season into these dangerous guys. They've done some unspeakable things and all we get is not even a 10 second showing of their arrest? The audience needed to witness and experience the happiness that they got caught and arrested. I wanted to see them resisting and being the arrogant a**holes we know they are as they're taken to their jails. Oh, and y would the main CEO bad guy show up at a traders hotel room threatneing to kill his hooker? Come on, u mean to tell me this filthy rich SOB whose been careful for some time decides to put his career in jeopardy by making threats?
4) And then the last scene with Ellen at the David's grave and Patty at the lake. Horrible editing. They shouldnt have tried to intermix both scenes and should've let Elen have her seperate screentime and Patty have hers. Then at the end cut back to Ellen walking away, smiling.
With all that said, the resolution didnt sit well with me, but i loved this episode. Great acting, great storytelling.
I'm surprised I was able to guess that Wes was going to kill Messer. That's about all I had right.
Patty getting stabbed in the elevator? Ellen shooting the camera? Tom bringing his sister into that mess? It was insane and confusing and I love it for that. And I really loved when Wes saved Patty. I hope they bring that up in season 3. Wes was the only character I really enjoyed the whole season. Harden and Hurt I liked, but it took a while to really understand them and like them.
Having watched the entire second season over the weekend, I can honestly say it's MUCH easier to understand watching back to back. I think that's why a lot of people have been complaining (on other sites), because most people watching are here because of the season 1 DVDs and marathons. They're spoiled I guess, but either way this trumps season 1 hands down. Now how will they top it next year???